In the wake of its new product announcements at MWC, Samsung introduced three new SDKs to developers while updating the Samsung Mobile SDK. Let's start, shall we, with the Gear 2 SDK. This will help developers create apps for the Tizen powered Samsung Gear
2 and Samsung Gear Neo smartwatches. With the trend toward health-related sensors appearing on phones and wearables, Samsung also introduced the S-Health SDK. This will allow developers to gain access to the sensors used on the Samsung Galaxy S5
, Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Fit to build appropriate health-related apps.
"S Health Service SDK is designed for easy development of various health applications in android operation system. Through the SDK, the developer can share and use the health information of the health applications in Samsung Electronics health ecosystems. Also, developer can comply with the international law such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) proposed to protect the personal health information. According to the law, the personal health information can be provided to 3rd party only if the information owner has agreed. Also, the owner can request the history of the information supply."-Samsung
The update to Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 beta 1 allows many of the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be accessed by developers, including the new fingerprint scanner. Based on the SDK, developers will be able to have their app request that the fingerprint scanner try to recognize the current user and "Verify whether the fingerprint of the current user matches the fingerprint registered on the device
Pebble, the crowd-sourced smartwatch that became a commercial hit, released its first SDK in March 2013
and opened its iOS based appstore for iOS earlier this month